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IsaacT

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I would like to conduct a survey regarding your lasers, and how frequently you use them.

Question 1: How many Lasers do you currently own or are in possession of?

Question 2: Of those, how many do you not use at least once a month?

Question 3: Are there any that you cannot remember the last time you used them?

Question 4: What is your most used Laser currently?

Question 5: What is your most common application(burning, pointing, photography, etc) and how often do you engage in it?

Question 6: Do you have any Lasers which you only retain possession of to be able to include the wavelength in your signature? If yes, which one(s)?

Question 7: How often per day/week do you login to LPF to check your UserCP?

Question 8: How often per day/week do you browse threads you are not yet subscribed to?

Question 9: How many times per day/week do you load the B/S/T section of the forum?

Question 10: What do you consider an "appropriate" number of Lasers to own?


Just wondering, if you respond I greatly appreciate it. This will give me an idea of how other people interact with their Lasers(how often, in what way, etc).

Thanks,
Isaac
 

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Question 1: How many Lasers do you currently own or are in possession of?
- 6 handheld, 2 labby

Question 2: Of those, how many do you not use at least once a month?
-all of the handhelds

Question 3: Are there any that you cannot remember the last time you used them?
-one of the labbys

Question 4: What is your most used Laser currently?
-the pen style lasers

Question 5: What is your most common application(burning, pointing, photography, etc) and how often do you engage in it?
-looking at the beams

Question 6: Do you have any Lasers which you only retain possession of to be able to include the wavelength in your signature? If yes, which one(s)?
-ummm. I like all of them for looking at the beams. :)

Question 7: How often per day/week do you login to LPF to check your UserCP?
-every day :p

Question 8: How often per day/week do you browse threads you are not yet subscribed to?
- see #7

Question 9: How many times per day/week do you load the B/S/T section of the forum?
-not much.

Question 10: What do you consider an "appropriate" number of Lasers to own?
-as long as you can afford it, there's no problem in owning many. ;)
 

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Question 1: How many Lasers do you currently own or are in possession of?
- 10 Handheld, 2 HeNe, 1 ML Argon

Question 2: Of those, how many do you not use at least once a month?
-three or four.

Question 3: Are there any that you cannot remember the last time you used them?
-Yes, my old ebay lasers.

Question 4: What is your most used Laser currently?
-Argon or CNI 532nm 800mW.

Question 5: What is your most common application(burning, pointing, photography, etc) and how often do you engage in it?
-Photography, pointing(atleast once per day for pointing, once per week for photography)

Question 6: Do you have any Lasers which you only retain possession of to be able to include the wavelength in your signature? If yes, which one(s)?
-My 405nm only gets used in pictures to keep beam colors as accurate as possible.

Question 7: How often per day/week do you login to LPF to check your UserCP?
-About 20 times per day.

Question 8: How often per day/week do you browse threads you are not yet subscribed to?
-Once per day.

Question 9: How many times per day/week do you load the B/S/T section of the forum?
-Multiple times daily if I am in a want to buy mood.

Question 10: What do you consider an "appropriate" number of Lasers to own?
-One or two in each wavelength
 
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Question 1: How many Lasers do you currently own or are in possession of?
-53 (Edit: 54, forgot the HeNe hanging on my wall)

Question 2: Of those, how many do you not use at least once a month?
-9

Question 3: Are there any that you cannot remember the last time you used them?
-No

Question 4: What is your most used Laser currently?
-Wicked Lasers core

Question 5: What is your most common application(burning, pointing, photography, etc) and how often do you engage in it?
-Metrology, few times a week

Question 6: Do you have any Lasers which you only retain possession of to be able to include the wavelength in your signature? If yes, which one(s)?
-N/A Don't list my collection in my signature, it would be a long list.

Question 7: How often per day/week do you login to LPF to check your UserCP?
-3-4 times daily

Question 8: How often per day/week do you browse threads you are not yet subscribed to?
-3-4 times daily

Question 9: How many times per day/week do you load the B/S/T section of the forum?
-Once a week

Question 10: What do you consider an "appropriate" number of Lasers to own?
-60+
 
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Damn, ARG, you have one helluva lot of lasers! That is awesome! And I would have had no idea you were into metrology....although apart from my quick wikipedia read I don't know diddly squat about that subject. Do you have any pictures of your complete collection in one photo?
 

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Question 1: 10 (check my sig :p)

Question 2: 10

Question 3: Nope :)

Question 4: My 473nm, I love that color

Question 5: Pointing

Question 6: Is it appropriate to ask me this, owning a 561nm? ;)

Question 7: I have no clue. Uhhhhhh..... I'll find out tomorrow. Maybe 10

Question 8: I'm not subscribed to any, so every time I suppose.

Question 9: Once every 2-3 days

Question 10: A high and low power of each wavelength
 

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Haha that is weird. The high and low power of each was my original answer, but i just put a couple of each because it took less time to type.
 

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Picture of some of them, about 20 in this photo I think, I've got a picture of another ~20 somewhere, and the rest are in use (bolted down or part of a project I'm working on). Also a few of the lasers in the picture are not mine, in for repair.
The flightcases house the projectors. :D Need to get some cases for all the handhelds, and find a spot to store my HeNe's.


 
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How did you wire that bare HeNe?!!! I need something like that! I have the brick style PSU but I can't find anything to use to make it so I can plug into the wall. the poor thing has been living off of AA batteries :(
 

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Question 1: How many Lasers do you currently own or are in possession of?
11 Handhelds 3 HeNe 1 Ml Argon RGB Projector

Question 2: Of those, how many do you not use at least once a month?
1

Question 3: Are there any that you cannot remember the last time you used them?
Negative

Question 4: What is your most used Laser currently?
JetLaser Ti B

Question 5: What is your most common application(burning, pointing, photography, etc) and how often do you engage in it?
Admiring the beam. The Ti b has a dust cap with a built in diffraction grating so I gets used as a "flashlight" a lot

Question 6: Do you have any Lasers which you only retain possession of to be able to include the wavelength in your signature? If yes, which one(s)?
Negative

Question 7: How often per day/week do you login to LPF to check your UserCP?
Daily

Question 8: How often per day/week do you browse threads you are not yet subscribed to?
Daily

Question 9: How many times per day/week do you load the B/S/T section of the forum?
1 or twice a week

Question 10: What do you consider an "appropriate" number of Lasers to own?
42
 
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Get an old cutting board to act as the base plate, drill holes in it and hold down the HeNe with zip ties.

Spade connectors work great for grabbing onto the anode/cathode, just make sure it's a tight fit so they don't fall off.


The brick PSU is rated for 6VDC, so I went through my pile of old PSU's and found a ~6V power supply made for an old video camera. Ripped off the plastic case and bolted it onto the baseplate.
You could also grab something like this from fleabay for 6$, just add your own power connector.
DC6V 2A Output AC DC Industrial Power Supply Isolation Module Input AC90 240V | eBay

I've got a keyswitch that I've been saving for it. I just need to get the acrylic cover I designed laser cut out.
 

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Okay, with regards to that power supply you linked, how would one go about attaching a power connector? I can acquire an AC power cable from office depot or something but idk about the connector. And where do I solder it? I am sorry everybody for derailing my own thread...maybe I should do this in PMs. I have been trying to find a solution for this for a long time though.
 
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1. 2
2. 2
3. Yes
4. 405nm home made POS
5. Pointing
6. No. I like the lasers I have.
7. 5
8. 2-3 a day
9.Once a week
10. No limit ;)
 
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I would like to conduct a survey regarding your lasers, and how frequently you use them.

Brilliant Post, Isaac! I've been thinking about the same thing for some time. Well done, indeed!

Question 1: How many Lasers do you currently own or are in possession of?
Own:7
Question 2: Of those, how many do you not use at least once a month?
7
Question 3: Are there any that you cannot remember the last time you used them?
None
Question 4: What is your most used Laser currently?
The Bastard: 2.2W M-140 445nm/Copper H/S, 18650 Boost
Question 5: What is your most common application(burning, pointing, photography, etc) and how often do you engage in it?
Daily use to burn hair, natural and synthetic fibers.
Question 6: Do you have any Lasers which you only retain possession of to be able to include the wavelength in your signature? If yes, which one(s)?
Could be most? I own several wavelengths and want more.
Question 7: How often per day/week do you login to LPF to check your UserCP?
Daily
Question 8: How often per day/week do you browse threads you are not yet subscribed to?
Daily
Question 9: How many times per day/week do you load the B/S/T section of the forum?
Weekly
Question 10: What do you consider an "appropriate" number of Lasers to own?
Don't you ever tell me how to live my life!

Thanks for this great thread!
 
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Question 1: How many Lasers do you currently own or are in possession of?

A:Counting only decent lasers, 15-20... I really need to organize things. If I count cheapie green pens, probably ~40.

Question 2: Of those, how many do you not use at least once a month?

A:Lately, most of them.

Question 3: Are there any that you cannot remember the last time you used them?

A:Yes, most of them.

Question 4: What is your most used Laser currently?

A:Ehgemus 2.2W 445.

Question 5: What is your most common application(burning, pointing, photography, etc) and how often do you engage in it?

A:Usually just setting up interesting reflections inside.

Question 6: Do you have any Lasers which you only retain possession of to be able to include the wavelength in your signature? If yes, which one(s)?

A:No.

Question 7: How often per day/week do you login to LPF to check your UserCP?

A:Usually twice a day (office and home), but I remain online for hours at a time, each time.

Question 8: How often per day/week do you browse threads you are not yet subscribed to?

A:Everyday.

Question 9: How many times per day/week do you load the B/S/T section of the forum?

A:Lately, once every couple of days, or even less often. I usually just browse through the New Posts to see if there are any thread titles that interest me.

Question 10: What do you consider an "appropriate" number of Lasers to own?

A:However many you can afford.
 




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